viernes, 6 de febrero de 2015

Events for Today and next week--CLAS @ PITT--mark your calendars!

For other information and events, please visit our calendar at (February 2015 Calendar).

Today!! Today!!


Film Screening and Discussion: Mala Mala

with Co-Directors Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: 1500 Posvar Hall

For more information contact:

Free and open to the public.


Celebrated by critics as a “landmark” achievement and “must-see” entertainment, Mala Mala is the first feature film ever to tell the story of the transsexual community in Puerto Rico. The movie will be followed by a discussion with Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini, co-directors of the film.

Sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Language and Literatures, Professor John Beverley, Professor Dan Balderston, Center for Latin American Studies, Humanities Center, Department of Film Studies, and Center for Global Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.


A Night of Tango with Puerto Sur Trio

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015

Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium- University of Pittsburgh.

For more information: Diana Shemenski, or visit:  

Free and open to the public!


Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.




Next week!!!


"Bullet with a Soul": Poetic Representations of World War I in the Work of Rubén Darío and Salomón de la Selva 


Tatiana Argüello (5th year PhD student from the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh)

            Date: Monday, February 9, 2015

            Time: 3:00 p.m.

            Location: CL 144

            For more information:

This presentation will introduce the dissertation project “Blurred Cartographies of Combat: Towards a Re-Articulation of War Literature in Central America.” It will specifically focus on the aesthetic representation of the horrors of World War I in the poetry of Modernist poet, Rubén Darío (1867-1916) and Avant-Garde poet, Salomón de la Selva (1893-1959). De la Selva was the only Hispanic poet enlisted in the British army in World War I, and witnessing this event inspired his book of poetry, The Unknown Soldier (El soldado desconocido, 1922). Darío, on the other hand, arrived in New York at the outbreak of World War I to promote European peace and wrote poems which I suggest present an unknown political side of the poet. This presentation will analyze the points of dialogue and discord between Darío’s “civilian verses” and De la Selva’s “combatant verses.” The perspectives in their poetry bring new dimensions to World War I poetry as a whole by articulating this experience from Latin America.

Sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh.


Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels--Film screening

Date: Monday, February 9, 2015

Time: 8:30 pm

Location: Assembly Room, William Pitt Union

   University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus

            For more information: Marcus Rediker,


The documentary film Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels, directed by Tony Buba and produced by Professor Marcus Rediker, is based on Rediker’s book, The Amistad Rebellion: At Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Penguin, 2012).  Professor Rediker will introduce the film and take questions afterwards. This event is part of the University of Pittsburgh's Black History Month celebration.  The screening is free and open to the public.


The film chronicles a trip to Sierra Leone in 2013 to visit the home villages of the people who seized the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, to interview elders about local memory of the case, and to search for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where their cruel transatlantic voyage began.  The film uses the knowledge of villagers, fishermen, and truck drivers to recover a lost history from below in the struggle against slavery.


Dog in the Manger


Lope De Vega and David Johnston; directed by Dennis Schebetta

Date: Thursday, February 12 – 22, 2015

Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8PM

Sunday Matinees at 2PM

Location: Charity Randall Theatre, 4200 Fifth Ave

For more information: Call 412-624-PLAY or visit

In this sexy new translation of a Spanish golden age classic, Lope de Vega's romantic comedy of class and desire sizzles to life. Set in luxurious 17th century Naples, a haughty Countess, Diana, rejects her many suitors and falls in love instead with her handsome young secretary, Teodoro, who is actually in love with Diana’s maid. A hilarious tug of war ensues as Diana’s private struggle nearly drives Teodoro mad. Along the way, she must prevent the servants from figuring out the truth and fend off the advances of two ridiculous gentleman suitors. Will the Countess be able to scheme a plot to end all plots in order to get her man (probably, this is a comedy)?

Director Dennis Schebetta is a writer, director, actor and teacher of film and theatre. He won the Ellen Weiss Kander Award for the Steeltown Film Factory Competition for his script MY DATE WITH ADAM. The film premiered at the 2013 Three Rivers Film Festival and has since been an official selection of the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, The Phoenix International Film Festival, Sci-Fi London Film Festival, 4th Annual Robot Film Festival and won Best Comedy Short at the 2014 High Desert International Film Festival.

Graduate Assistant Director Julian Stetkevych is a Teaching Fellow and M.F.A. candidate in Performance Pedagogy. He was an actor and teaching artist in New York City for 8 years, including private audition coaching and teaching with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

For more information, photos, or to speak with the artists, please contact Josh Storey at 412-624-0933 or


International Career Toolkit Series

Date: Thursday February 12, 2015--Teaching English Abroad

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: 4217 Posvar Hall

For more information visit:

Save the date! 2/27, 3/25 and 3/27

Information about international opportunities for undergraduate students.

Sponsored by African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center For Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, International Business Center, and Study Abroad Office at the University of Pittsburgh.




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University Center for International Studies

University of Pittsburgh

4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, PA  15260

Office: 412-648-7392

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